Hollywood has been trying to turn the popular ’70s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man into a feature film for decades. It’s taken so long, inflation has ballooned the idea of a six million dollar man into a six billion dollar man. And now, the team behind Lone Survivor is stepping up to the plate to make the movie.
Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg are teaming up to make The Six Billion Dollar Man for The Weinstein Company and Dimension Films. They’ll tell the story of a man named Steve Austin (Wahlberg) is nearly killed in a terrible accident, but is rebuilt with six billion dollars of improvements added onto his body. His newfound super strength and abilities make him an ideal secret agent. Read More »
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Anyone who has a fun, unproduced screenplay out there could learn a lesson from Kevin Smith: change the medium. Smith wrote a screenplay for The Green Hornet and when that film went in the Seth Rogen direction, Smith’s version got turned into a comic book. The same thing is about to happen with a script Smith wrote for The Six Million Dollar Man. Back in March, Smith announced that his screenplay – based on the Seventies TV show of the same name – was being turned into a comic book and now we’ve got our first look. The new title is The Bionic Man and it’s being co-written with Phil Hester and drawn by Jonathan Lau.
After the jump, check out the full image teased above and as well as the first five pages. Read More »
I wonder what’s been happening with Kevin Smith lately. The filmmaker hasn’t been in the news at all. There’s that small instance of deciding to self-distribute his latest film Red State and take it out on the road, there-by reinventing himself as both a filmmaker and a person. Then there are the records the tour has broken and the creation his own online radio station filled with his SModcasts, but beyond that, Smith hardly tweets at all and has been a pretty tough nut to crack.
Due to that prolonged radio silence, we figured it was a good time for a Kevin Smith update. The man best known for writing and directing Clerks, Chasing Amy and Dogma just announced that a script he wrote a few years back for The Six Million Dollar Man is going to be adapted into a comic book and that his new podcast station, called S.I.R. (SModcast Internet Radio) will feature podcasts on the history of Saturday Night Live with co-host Jon Lovitz as well as the history of Miramax, with co-host producer Jon Gordon. Read more after the break. Read More »